Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

NOTICE: Scheduling of all LIVE IN-PERSON courses has been suspended due to COVID-19.  Check our course schedule for LIVE VIRTUAL courses instead, and don’t forget about our OnDemand Self-Paced courses via our ARTISAN ACADEMY online portal.  Stay safe!

About The Course


2 Days
Led by an expert, experienced Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST)

Average Class Size

20 Students

Artisan Approach

We show you how to provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. Our course includes:

  • self-study time with recommended reading, videos, quizzes, and forum discussions with other students and the instructor.
  • classroom time which includes hands-on simulations where you and your team have to solve common problems and learn from the other teams in the class.
  • face-to-face time (including by Skype, Zoom, or phone) with the instructor where we explore your motivation behind team leadership as a ScrumMaster.


We’re looking for serious leaders and Certified ScrumMaster with one or more years of work experience in that role. The classroom portion of the A-CSM follows one month of OnDemand self-study using our Artisan Academy. You should enroll four to six weeks before the classroom course in order to complete the self-study portion of the program.



NOTE: Serious Leaders Only!

The A-CSM is not for everyone because it takes diligence and patience.

However, when students leave our course, their understanding of leadership and the power they posses is forever changed.


1.  Before you dive into this intense course, you need to be an active CSM and have 12 months of practical CSM experience.

2.  Students participating in a live (traditional or virtual) format of this course will be required to complete 1 month of self-study via Artisan Academy prior to the course’s start date, but for students who opt to complete the full A-CSM via the Artisan Academy (OnDemand) format, this prerequisite is built into the course.

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Self-Paced Format

OnDemand access to materials and pre-recorded videos for self-paced course completion from anywhere via our Artisan Academy portal.

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What We Will Cover

Here’s a few things you’ll learn during our Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) training course:

Facilitate dialogue between the Product Owner, team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives.

Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people.

Help your company adopt Scrum and support executives committed to Agile values.

Remove impediments that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices by all parts of the business.

Explain the value of Scrum and Agile processes to skeptics.

Increase developer engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in.

Extend the impact of Scrum throughout the organization.

Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team.

Leverage your learning to gain recognition and status as the local Agile expert in your company.

Creating a LEAN Team

Advanced Means Advanced: If you’ve been a ScrumMaster for at least nine or ten months, you’ve got the Scrum events working perfectly, your development team has gone through a few problems which you’ve worked your way through. They’ve even gotten a little better at what they do (in other words, their effectiveness has increased). Learn how Jim Schiel’s ‘next steps’ apply lean concepts to your team and ramp up their ability to get stuff done!

DISCLAIMER: All of the items above CAN be difficult to do, BUT each one of them will create better performance on your team.

Certification Guarantee

We’re so confident in our training techniques that if you don’t pass the Certification Test on either of your two attempts that are included with your course, we’ll work with you to help you understand where you went wrong, and we’ll pay for you to re-take the test again and again until you pass.

We’ve offered this guarantee for several years, but nobody’s ever had to take us up on it!

Who Benefits?



ScrumMasters earn a respected certification in a popular field with a growing number of career opportunities. At the beginning of October 2019, thousands of ScrumMaster job openings were available with a median salary of $100,000 in the United States alone!



ScrumMasters can use advanced knowledge to create an amazing team improving the efficiency of any organization. 81% of all businesses using Agile Development agree that a certified Scrum Master makes their teams better and improves the work/life balance.

Advanced Certified Scrum Master Student Handbook

Download the Student Handbook for Artisan Agility’s Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) course, so you can get a better understanding of what the training entails.

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Maintain Your Scrum Alliance® Certification

To maintain your certification, you are required to earn Scrum Education Units® (SEUs), which are earned by completing learning opportunities. It’s easy, and will help you stay relevant and competitive in the market.

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If you’re interested in hosting a private or public training course and would like for us to come to you, please contact us to discuss scheduling, logistics, and our phenomenal group rates.

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Here’s what some of our clients had to say about us:

“I took a Scrum Master course and was completely impressed. Agile and Scrum are concepts that do not exist in a vacuum. Without real business contexts, and especially real software development experience, Agile doesn’t mean much. It was Jim’s ability to teach the material with his finger always on best practices that made the class a home run.”

Pete Lunenfeld, Executive V.P., Registry Monitoring Insurance Services, Inc.

“I recently took the Certified ScrumMaster class. Not only did our instructor thoroughly understand the course material and knows how to teach it well but he also has many real-world examples to further enhance one’s learning. I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot!”

Barbara Kroczak, Senior Program Manager, Riverbed Technology

“CSM training with Artisan was the best training that I have ever taken. The class was lively and interactive. They covered Agile fundamentals and material relevant to the CSM exam. They were not hesitant to take questions and had lots of examples from real world experience. I passed the CSM exam with an almost perfect score without help from any other sources.”

Farhan Hamlani, Information Technology, E*TRADE Financial Corporation

“I had the pleasure of attending a 2-day seminar on Agile and it was fantastic. If you are looking to improve your understanding of Agile from someone who has done it (not just someone who read it) for years, Artisan is the one. I have attended many other seminars but none as plain and simple. Most coaches add an unnatural aura to Agile as if it were some mystic and ancient magic. Artisan presents these concepts in a dispassionate yet highly precise manner.”

Bhagavan Jalli, Director of Design, Innominds

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